Chapter 2.  Charter Procedure

Section 8.201.  Municipal charter.

      Section 8.201.  Municipal charter.

     (1)  A municipality has a charter which provides for the structure and operation of a democratic government and other matters within its jurisdiction in a manner consistent with law.

     (2)  The charter of a municipality, as lawfully amended, remains in effect until amended or repealed pursuant to this section. If a charter provision is inconsistent with a higher provision of law, the higher provision substitutes for the charter provision.

     (3)  An affirmative referendum vote of two thirds of ballots cast amends or repeals an existing charter or adopts a new charter. If a charter does not provide a referendum procedure, ordinance may establish a procedure.

Cross reference:
The constitutional provisions on Municipal Government are found in Kosrae Const., Art. VIII.